Referral Policy 2011
For questions regarding the updating and/or the referral policy please contact Dispatcher, Tom Baumann, at 541-812-1771
Hiring Hall Rules
These rules went into effect on January 1, 2011.
Location/Hours -- The Hiring Hall is physically located at 32969 Hwy 99E, Tangent, Oregon 97389. The Hiring Hall is open for business from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Out-of-Work List -- Local 280 maintains an out-of-work list for the Inside, Residential, and Sound & Communications Agreements. Initial sign-in must be in person. For each of these agreements, Local 280 maintains both a short call list and a long call list. When you sign the out-of-work list, your name will automatically be placed on both call lists.
Inside Book I Eligibility Criteria are:
Experience -- Four years in the trade.
Education – Graduation from an Inside IBEW JATC or pass the Inside Wireman exam given by any duly constituted Inside IBEW construction local.
Local Experience – worked in the trade at least six months in the last four years in the jurisdiction of Local 280 (six months means 1,000 hours).
Residency – Reside in the jurisdiction of Local 280 for the past twelve months.
After January 1, 2011, once an individual properly qualifies to be on Book I, he or she will always be able to sign Book I regardless of hours and regardless of residency (so long as the applicant does not sign Book I in another local).
Short Call Rules -- A short call is a job that lasts one calendar month or less (from the date of dispatch to date of termination). A short call may not become an extended call, but an extended call may become a short call. After dispatch to a short call, applicant’s name will be removed from the short call list. Upon presentation of termination slip, the applicant’s name will be added to the bottom of the short-call list.
Hotline -- Job information is available on the referral hotline: 1.800.947.3280 (1.800.WIRE280). Calls are placed on the hotline no later than 5:15 pm for the next day’s dispatch. If you are interested in taking a call, leave your referral number and book number after the beep. These numbers were given to you when you signed the Book. You must call and leave your number before 7:00 am. Note: To ensure that your number is recorded it is recommended that you use a hard wired telephone. Also, speak slowly and clearly.)
Dispatch -- The dispatcher will dispatch from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. If necessary to fill calls on the hotline, Local 280 reserves the right to dispatch after 10:00 am. You must be immediately available to take the telephone call from the dispatcher. The dispatcher has no obligation to call you back if you do not answer the telephone call or wait for you to call back. Any jobs not dispatched by telephone will be available over-the-counter on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you accept a call, the union will send the dispatch slip to both you and your employer.
In an emergency, referrals may be made outside of these hours and procedures.
Drug Policy – Applicants who are not in compliance with the Electrical Industry Drug Free Workplace Program are not eligible for dispatch.
Three Strike Rule – The Hiring Hall Rules contain a provision wherein any applicant who does not take a call will receive a strike. After three strikes, the applicant will be removed from the list. There is currently a moratorium on the three strike rule. If the unemployment rate is 15% or lower, the three strike rule will, with adequate notice, be reinstated. The three strike rules are stated in the complete set of Hiring Hall Rules.
Foreman Call by Name – Employers have the right to call a Foreman by name provided the individual has not quit his previous employer within the past two weeks. The Business Manager shall refer that Foreman provided his name appears on the highest priority group. (Note: If the named individual has not worked at least 2000 hours in the past four years under the terms of the Local 280 relevant Agreement, then he may not be referred as a Foreman unless Local 280 and NECA mutually agree.)
When an employee is called as a Foreman he must remain as a Foreman for one year or must receive a reduction in force.
Removal of Name from List – Your name will be removed from the out-of-work list upon any of the following:
· If you accept a third extended call under the same referral number, your name will be placed on the bottom of both out-of-work lists upon termination from that job regardless of the length of the call.
An applicant’s name will be removed from both out-of-work lists and he/she will need to re-sign the out-of-work list in person if:
· The applicant quits a job or is terminated for cause.
· The applicant accepts a referral and fails to show up for work.
· The applicant fails to re-sign as required.
Note: If you want to take your name off the OWL, you must make the request in writing or in person.
Sign In After Termination – Upon a receipt of an ROF from the contractor, the Dispatcher will place your name on the bottom of the appropriate out-of-work lists. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the Dispatcher receives a copy of the termination.
Two Discharges for Cause – Anyone who receives two discharges for cause within a twelve month period is not eligible for dispatch until released by the Appeals Committee.
Re-Sign – In order to maintain a position on the out-of-work list, ALL applicants must re-sign in person during the month of January. All applicants on Book 2, 3 or 4 must re-sign during January, April, July, and October. Re-sign other than in January (Book 2, 3, & 4 applicants only) may be in person, by e-mail, by fax, on the website, or by U. S. Postal mail.
If an applicant fails to re-sign in person during these time periods his name will be removed from the out-of-work list. The Local does not send out notices to applicants that have failed to update.
Appeal – Any individual who believes these rules were violated may file an appeal with the Hiring Hall Appeals Committee. Appeals need to be submitted in writing within ten days of the act or omission to: Hiring Hall Appeals Committee, c/o Manager, Oregon Pacific-Cascade Chapter NECA, 1040 Gateway Loop, Suite A, Springfield, OR 97477.
The foregoing is a summary of the more important hiring hall rules. The complete rules are available at the dispatch office or at www.ibew280.
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